Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu Spezial
Brewed by Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu
Style: Munich Helles Lager
Alpirsbach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu is a brewing company in a small town called Alpirsbach in the Black Forest region of Germany
The company was founded in 1877 by Johann Gottfried Glauner who reactivated the former monastery brewery. In 1880 the company was passed onto his son, Carl Albert Glauner and in 1906 the company was renamed to Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu. The company was, and is, continuously held by the Glauner family that is now in its fourth generation of ownership.
The company has an annual turnover of 22 million euros (2014), and its big seller, its “spezial”, won the prestigious World Beer Award in 2013.
Review: Bottle of Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu Spezial: ABV: 5.2%
Using the soft pure brewing water from the Black Forest.
Looks fantastic on pour, very clear golden yellow colour on show.
Despite the photo, the head dies a quick death, very flat, which is a little disappointing
Some slight carbonation.
Apart from a shit head, it looks good..
Had a very nice beery smell, very good, very tinty on the nose, smelling of grains, nice sweet smelling malts with some lemon citrus…
A smooth light crisp drink, not too much to taste,
Bit sour, bit creamy.
Any taste is felt in the aftertaste, with a hoppy bitterness which is manageable,
But overall a very light and smooth drink, but nothing amazing, ok……